It's official, the first all-new 2017 Honda Civic Type R has rolled off the ship at Port Melbourne.
The number one vehicle was a Rally Red model destined for media evaluation but was closely followed by roughly 60 customer cars.
Over the coming weeks, more shipments are due to dock with over 400 eagerly awaited vehicles ready to meet their new owners.
Honda Australia Director, Mr. Stephen Collins said, “Since the Civic Type R prototype was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show last year, the anticipation surrounding Honda’s next-generation high-performance hot hatch has continued to build, so it’s incredibly exciting to have the first cars here now and it won’t be long until we’ll start to see them out on the road.”
“The arrival of the all-new Civic Type R is the culmination of 18 months of intense new product activity for Honda Australia that has seen our entire line-up of vehicles either refreshed, updated or all-new models introduced to market.”
The popularity might be put down to the impressive 2.0-litre VTEC Turbo engine producing 228 kW of power and 400 Nm of torque. It is mated with a close-ratio six-speed manual transmission with rev-matching function.
The Australian Civic Type R sees a host of standard equipment including adaptive dampers with three driving modes, Brembo brake package, 20-inch alloy wheels as well as the full Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver-assist technologies.
The single specification Civic Type R is priced from $50,990 (before on-road costs).
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